Getting to Iris Lake!
Since I had tried twice before and failed, this had become a challenge that could not be ignored. Thanks to some great advice from Leo Hennessy, Boise, this time we made it!

This is one of the best of Idaho's best. Soldier Lakes has a dozen or more great lakes to explore & fish, and it is, for Iris lake, the jumping off point
for this great & demanding, off-trail venture!

Hiking into the Overnight Camp for Iris Lake venture.

The Iris Lake Dayhike!